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Doing Business in India by Dean Nelson

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Importing and Exporting

For all its growth in recent years, India has a growing balance of payments deficit, and government policy is focused on increasing exports. There are now a number of schemes open to international companies that ease the process and carry considerable cost benefits.

Exporting more easily

Agricultural export zones, export incentive schemes, and duty-free Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are all worth investigating if you are exporting from India. The SEZs provide an environment that is already officially “foreign territory,” enjoying exemption from customs and excise duties, as well as reductions in taxes and more liberal rules on domestic regulations and investment.

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